Beet Chips

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: entire recipe

Calories: 110 • Total Fat: 1g • Total Carbohydrate: 23g (Fiber: 7g • Sugars: 16g) • Protein: 4g (Vitamin C: 21% • Folate: 66% • Iron: 12% • Manganese 39%)

Nutritional Highlights

Low Calorie • High Fiber • Low Fat • Gluten-Free • Vegan • Metabolism Booster • Good for Healthy Skin, Eyes, Bones, Teeth • Good for Immunity

These chips are almost all carbohydrates and make an excellent side to a meal composed mostly of protein and a little fat. They are perfect with some lettuce-wrapped sliders as a healthy swap for your traditional burger and fries.

Not appropriate for Dysphagia Diet Level 1, 2, or 3 due to crunchy texture.


Beet chips

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and thinly sliced into discs
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
METHOD
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. While oven is preheating, peel and slice beets using a mandolin or very sharp knife. Spread beets in a single layer onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  2. Lightly spray beets with cooking spray *(see note). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, then bake an additional 15 minutes or until crispy.
  3. Enjoy!

*Note: For this recipe you only need a small amount of cooking spray since the beets have a high water content. It’s VERY easy to add unnecessary calories and fat when using cooking spray as a replacement for oil. The nutrition facts on the side of the bottle are usually for a spray lasting only 1/3 of a second, which is almost impossible. There are about 7 calories in a 1 second spray so keep this in mind when using cooking spray.

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